Suffolk County Legislature approves study on converting John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility into jail

The move would reduce the need to spend $100 million on the construction of another county jail.

The move would reduce the need to spend $100 million on the construction of another county jail. (9/13/13)

WOODBURY - The Suffolk County Legislature has unanimously approved a bill to study turning the former John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility into a jail.

The move would reduce the need to spend $100 million on the construction of another county jail.

Officials from the state Commission of Correction are expected to assess the five-story Yaphank building next week.

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